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North Korea calls for U.N. probe into U.S. 'torture crimes'

North Korea calls for U.N. probe into U.S. 'torture crimes'

North Korea on Tuesday called for a United Nations Security Council investigation into U.S. "torture crimes" committed during the tenure of President George W. Bush. The call came in response to the Security Council including North Korea's abysmal human rights record on the council's agenda.

"The so-called 'human rights issue' in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is politically fabricated and, therefore, it is not at all relevant to the regional or international peace and security," declared Ja Song Nam, the Hermit Kingdom's ambassador to the U.N.

He added, "On the contrary, the recently revealed CIA torture crimes committed by the United States, which have been conducted worldwide in the most brutal medieval forms, are the gravest human rights violations in the world." --Ryu Spaeth

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